Job Information


Purpose and Scope/General Summary: We are seeking an Assistant Sales Manager to act as an extension of the sales manager by engaging plant management in daily and long-term direction. This position will sit at our Russellville, AL facility.


  • Set up weekly production run schedule for production scheduler and provide weekly forecast of sales to determine spot loads.

  • Work closely with sales manager on new and existing customers.

  • Coordinate internal product transfers.

  • Act as liaison between sales manager and plant.

  • Send out samples upon customer request.

  • Handle customer issues/complaints including shortages/overages and transportation issues as well as credit and billing issues.

  • Write up customer complaints and distribute to appropriate personnel.

  • Assist freight planner with logistical scheduling.

  • Work with customer service representative to retrieve and process orders.

  • Lead twice daily production meetings with production scheduler, plant leadership, freight planner and shipping.

  • Cross-train with production scheduler and customer service representative.

  • Exhibit the highest possible level of customer service to all customers, visitors and prospects.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Poultry sales experience preferred

  • Experience with MS Office Suite

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • As a salaried position with the company, you may be required to travel at some point to other facilities, to attend Company events, or as a representative of the Company in other situations. Unless otherwise specified in this posting, the amount of travel may vary and the most qualified candidate must be willing and able to travel as business needs dictate.

    The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

    About us: Pilgrim’s is the second largest chicken producer in the world, with operations in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Mexico and the U.K. Pilgrim’s processes, prepares, packages and delivers fresh, further-processed and value-added poultry products for sale to customers in more than 100 countries, employs more than 50,000 people and contracts with more than 5,200 family farmers. Pilgrim’s is headquartered in beautiful Greeley, Colorado, at the JBS USA corporate office where our 1,200 employees enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year.

    Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members.

    Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity